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Community Reading List: 2019 Fiction

Each year the library compiles reading recommendations for the Winter Break.

The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock What it means when a man falls from the sky Behold the Dreamers

Barbara Alfano

"In this first-person narrative, Aeneas's last wife finally speaks to tell us who she is...  Lavinia thinks of herself as a woman and as a character. Very interesting writing experiment." 

Mary Lum

Kate Purdie

Mark Wunderlich

Noah Coburn

Brian Michael Murphy

Natalie Scenters-Zapico

Debbie Warnock

Anne Thompson

Sarah Harris

Senem Pirler

"An exceptional collection of short stories and an introduction to Butler's writings." 

Charles Schoonmaker

It starts with a scene in a small church in rural Ireland and spans decades.

Ikuko Yoshida

Dina Janis

"Absolutely fabulous!  Reminiscent of the best Victorian novels- but with the freshest and brightest of voices- completely surprising in its greatness."

Carol Pal

"It's the first volume in a trilogy that is nominally science fiction.  In reality, it is a super tough investigation into the concept of race, and it's done through the lens of geology.  Yes, geology!  Just fantastic."

Mirka Prazak

Burcu Seyben

"Hakan Gunday is regarded as the enfant terrible of Turkish literature. A very disturbing picture of the refugee crisis in Turkey."